A youth was injured during clashes with government forces in Kapran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district near encounter site on Sunday.

He was shifted to district hospital Shopian where from he was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Doctors said that the youth, identified as Faizan Gulzar resident of Shamsipora, had suffered bullet injury in his head.

Reports said that youth took to as soon as the news of gunfight spread in the area and pelted government forces with stones, forces resorted to aerial firing, leaving at least one youth injured.

Earlier six militants and army man were killed during an encounter with government forces in Batagund village of Shopian. The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known.

Clashes were going on in the area when this report was filled.


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